King Kong: Why do so many dog toys fail to pass the wag test?

Darth Vader, Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet and Dark Lord of the Sith, lay motionless on the floor. His end was swift and brutal. No mercy was shown by his assailant, a 4 year old Springer Spaniel called Bradley. Another dog toy bites the dust. When you decide to buy a puppy or giveContinue reading “King Kong: Why do so many dog toys fail to pass the wag test?”

Toxic Friends: Time to spring clean your dysfunctional relationships?

As many as 8 out of 10 people have got one … I’ve got one right now! They can give you a feeling of dread when their name pops up on your phone. They can leave you feeling emotionally drained as you deal with their life dramas, but they don’t give a shit about yours.Continue reading “Toxic Friends: Time to spring clean your dysfunctional relationships?”

It’s Time to Take Your Chill Pill

I can overthink things, clench my jaw until it hurts, grind my teeth, talk in my sleep, sense knots in my stomach, feel anxious and sometimes overwhelmed.  Luckily, not all at the same time mind you, but it will be an extremely rare day not to feel at least one of these sensations.  You knowContinue reading “It’s Time to Take Your Chill Pill”

G&T Taste Testing by a Gin Virgin (Part 1)

I’m new to all this gin lark, if I’m totally honest.  I wasn’t really interested.  Wine is more my thing – I definitely know what I like when it comes to wine.  I even go to those wine tasting evenings at my local Majestic now and then, and if I’m honest I feel a littleContinue reading “G&T Taste Testing by a Gin Virgin (Part 1)”